Girls release new single – ‘Lawrence’


Dear Lawrence,

I wonder who will be writing me in twenty years, and what they’ll be looking for. Don’t worry, I’m not writing to talk about the things I’m looking for in life, I’ll spare you that. I’m writing to FINALLY be able to send you a song that I wrote in 2008. When I wrote this song I was the guitarist in a band called Holy Shit, Matt Fishbeck (our fearless leader) was the one who turned me on to Felt. I fell in love with your songs, I wouldn’t stop listening, I loved you and Maurice. To make a long story a shorter story, I once wrote this song and wondered what you would sing to it, I could sometimes hear your voice but I didn’t dare write down any words. I never thought for a second you would ever hear it, I wondered if you would like it, all that. I called it Lawrence, after you. To send it to you now is incredible for me, I want to show you I’m thankful. You gave me something to love, or in other words you gave me love itself. You took something that can sometimes feel so common and dull and brought it back to life with so much beauty and verse. You gave me happiness, and you still do. Anyway, I’d just like you to have it, it’s yours, take it as yours. Do anything you want with it. I hope you enjoy listening to it. And all the best to you forever and ever.

With love- Christopher Owens

And so goes the letter from Girls frontman and songwriter Christopher Owens to Felt, Denim and Go Kart Mozart frontman and songwriter, Lawrence.

The letter tells you everything you need to know about the song, which will be released on limited edition, heart-shaped red vinyl on 28th November 2011.

It follows the release of Girls’ third record ‘Father, Son, Holy Ghost’, which was released to widespread acclaim on Fantasytrashcan / Turnstile in September. This month will also see Girls coming to the UK and Europe for their first shows since the release of ‘Father, Son, Holy Ghost’, including their biggest UK headline show to date at London’s Electric Ballroom.

The full November tour dates are:

8th – The Globe, Cardiff, UK
9th – Electric Ballroom, London, UK
10th – The Ritz, Manchester, UK
11th – Stereo, Glasgow, UK
12th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
14th – Molotow Music Club, Hamburg, Germany
15th – Trix Club, Antwerp, Belgium
16th – OT301, Amsterdam, Holland
17th – WerkStatt, Cologne, Germany
18th – La Laiterie, Strasbourg, Austria
19th – Maroquinerie, Paris, France
21st – Wuk, Vienna, Austria
22nd – Mascotte, Zurich, Switzerland
23rd – Plastic, Milan, Italy
24th – Midi Festival, Hyeres, France
25th – Casino de l’Alianca, Barcelona, Spain
26th – Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid, Spain
27th – Joy Eslava, Madrid, Spain
29th – Lux Club, Lisbon, Portugal
30th – Casa De Musica, Porto, Portugal

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